The museum is housed in a palatial building completed in 1918 as the residence of the Errazuriz Alvear family, prominent figures in Argentine history. It exemplifies the estilo frances architecture so pervasive here in the early 20th century (albeit on a very grand scale!).
24 September 2008
Spring officially began in Argentina this past Sunday, Sept. 21, but we welcomed in the new season yesterday, when blue skies and a warming sun sent temperatures up to 21 degrees Celsius (about 70 F) and beckoned us outside. We celebrated at our favorite outdoor eating spot: Croque Madame, a French-style cafe attached to the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, about a 15-minute walk from our apartment. Kurt had the French onion soup, Linda the saffron risotto; we shared the complimentary appetizer (pate and toasted bread), a green salad, bottle of mineral water, and a nice bottle of white wine.
Posted by Fernandez at 24.9.08